Image of a large picture window offering a great view of the outdoors
Windows can give you wide, expansive views of the outdoors.

Whether you’re building a house overlooking the majestic mountains, a pristine lake, or you just want to keep an eye on your garden from your armchair, the window styles you choose for your home play an important role how you see the outdoors from within. So which window style is most likely to enhance your view?

There are a few factors to consider. If you are looking to create a wide and expansive view, than non-operational picture windows are ideal. These windows have no obstruction and can be customized in any size or shape you desire. If, however, there is a need for ventilation, casement and awning windows are less likely to obstruct the view than slider, single or double-hung windows, due to the fact that they open with a crank handle rather than a sliding sash.

Mull casement or awning windows with non-operational fixed windows to create a wall of windows with even sitelines. Window mulling refers to combining operational and non-operational windows together for a clean, modern look with an expansive view. For more information on mulled window options, speak to your local JELD-WEN dealer.

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